We are excited to announce that Dr. Louis P. Bucky’s practice is one of only two plastic surgery practices in the nation to offer the Obalon Balloon System—a non-surgical weight loss treatment for women and men struggling to lose weight. Designed to supplement a nutritious diet and regular exercise, this unique bariatric method is the first (and only) swallowable gastric balloon to receive FDA approval for weight loss, and it has helped numerous individuals both kickstart and maintain progress on their journey toward living healthy and looking great. The key patient for Obalon is someone who is aiming to lose 20–50 lbs.
The Obalon Balloon System is made up of three lightweight balloons intended to limit available room in the stomach so that patients feel fuller while eating less. To properly position the balloons, three small, dissolvable capsules are swallowed separately at our practice over the period of a few months. Each of these capsules contains a balloon that unfolds in the stomach and is filled with air until it is the approximate size of a small orange. The balloons remain inflated within the stomach for a total of six months (starting from the placement of the first balloon), after which time they are deflated and removed endoscopically. Once treatment is complete, patients will receive special savings on surgical and non-surgical procedures at our practice to help them continue their journey of self-improvement.
The following are several primary benefits of the Obalon Balloon System:
- Treatment is nonsurgical and can be performed in just 10 minutes without any anesthesia, sedation, or downtime
- Patients receive nutritional counseling, exercise recommendations, and various other forms of personalized support from Dr. Bucky and his team during and after treatment to help ensure optimal results and establish lifelong habits for healthier living
- Clinical studies show that individuals who used Obalon as an adjunct to diet and exercise lost 2x as much weight as patients who only dieted and exercised
- An average of 89.5% of total weight lost by patients in clinical studies was maintained at one year when recommended diet and exercise plans were followed after treatment
Ultimately, the Obalon Balloon System is a revolutionary weight loss technology that can help you lose weight and keep it off, and Dr. Bucky’s team can provide the tools to make your transformation a lifetime result. For more information about the benefits, candidates, and treatment process of Obalon, we encourage you to read our page devoted to this non-surgical weight loss technique. If you are interested in pursuing treatment and would like to find out if you are a good candidate, please fill out and submit this Obalon Questionnaire.
Dr. Bucky and our team look forward to helping you achieve your weight loss goals!